2Normal Traffic Pattern 5647382111109Click on the buttons above to learn about each point of the normal traffic pattern for the Piper Seminole.
3Static Takeoff Check Static Takeoff Check. 5 6 4 7 3 8 2 1 11 10 9 1 Align aircraft with runway centerline and ensure nose wheel is straight.Apply brakes.Position flight controls for existing wind conditions and set flaps.Advance throttles smoothly to 20” manifold pressure.Check engine instruments for normal indications.Release brakes.
4Takeoff Roll & Rotation 56473821111092Takeoff roll and rotation.Maintain directional control with rudder pedals and crosswind control with appropriate aileron deflection.Upon reaching rotation speed, 75 knots, increase back elevator pressure to establish the lift-off altitude and allow the aircraft to fly off the ground.Apply adequate drift correction to maintain runway centerline.
5Climb & Gear Retraction 56473821111093Climb attitude and gear retraction.Accelerate to 88 knots (VY).Retract the landing gear when no more usable runway exists and a positive rate of climb is established.
6500 ft AGL56473821111094500 feet AGL.Set climb power (25” MAP / 25 RPM).Complete climb checklist.Accelerate to a cruise climb of 105 knots.
11Base Base. 5 6 4 7 3 8 2 1 11 10 9 9 Set flaps to 25o (second notch). Airspeed – 90 knots.Note: The extension of flaps to 25o should slow the aircraft from 95 knots to 90 knots, the pilot should not have to adjust pitch attitude.Maintain stabilized descent.
12Final564738211110910Final – GUMP.Set flaps to 40o (last notch).Airspeed 85 knots.GUMP:G – (Gas) Fuel selectors ONU – Undercarriage/landing gear down and locked.M - Mixtures SET, full rich or as required.P – Propellers – Full forward.
13Short Final Click for summary Short Final. 5 6 4 7 3 8 2 1 11 10 9 11 Ensure landing gear extended and locked (3 down and locked).Airspeed – 75 knots.Maintain stabilized descent.During the roundout to flare, reduce power to idle.Apply crosswind control as necessary.Touchdown, rollout, exit the runway and complete the after landing checklist.